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Britney Spears and Dad Jamie Spears’ Legal Battle Is Not Over Yet

Unfortunately, the legal drama between pop star Britney Spears, 41, and her estranged father Jamie Spears, 71, is not over quite yet.

The Spears patriarch was the conservator for most of Britney’s controversial 13-year conservatorship, which started in February 2008 and was finally struck down by a judge. Even though her conservatorship might be over, her legal woes are not.

Britney Spears’ Legal Dispute With Estranged Dad Jamie Spears Is Still Ongoing

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Although there are financial matters to attend to, Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, feels that the heart of the case “has been resolved” in a statement made to Page Six shortly after the release of Britney’s memoir, “The Woman In Me,” last Tuesday.

“Britney won when we obtained the court-ordered suspension of her father. Britney won when she was freed from an abusive 13-year conservatorship,” the former federal prosecutor told the outlet in a brief statement. “After being deprived of certain fundamental rights for 13 years, Britney’s civil liberties were restored, and that’s always what this was about.”

Jamie’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, told the outlet that Rosengart only wants to finish the case with “Jamie Spears in handcuffs,” which is what many supporters of the Free Britney movement have been pushing for due to the abuse Britney claims that she suffered at her father’s hands.

“All of the pending fee applications would have been withdrawn, and it would have been a complete and total walk away,” Weingarten told the outlet, noting that he’s been trying to end the case since he “first got involved.”

Settlement Talks Have Been Ongoing Since September 2022

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Although the conservatorship ended in November 2021, settlement talks did not begin until September 2022, as reported by the outlet. A judge ruled in Britney’s favor and required her father to sit for a deposition. A judge also blocked Jamie’s request to have Britney deposed.

That being said, Weingarten claims Rosengart “refused” to settle and allegedly told him “that if he was not paid $7 million to cover his legal fees, that he was going to file new lawsuits against Jamie and others.”

In May 2020, it was reported that Mathew Rosengart agreed to work pro bono for the pop star after it was revealed that he had made for than $4 million dollars representing her throughout the years. In a court filing, Rosengart revealed that his salary was still less than the “at least $6 million” dollar sum that Jamie received for his role as her conservator.

Weingarten has continued to insist that he has tried to settle the case “countless times” and has insisted that allegations that the Spears patriarch tried to spy on his daughter using illegal surveillance methods are “meritless.” The lawyer also told the outlet that the statute of limitation on those allegations passed in August 2022.

Could Jamie Spears End Up ‘In Handcuffs’ For Illegal Surveillance On Britney Spears?

Britney's father, Jamie Spears arrives at the UCLA hospital to see his daughter Britney, he is clearly distressedSPEARS HOSPITALISEDBRITNEY SPEARS has been taken by ambulance from her Los Angeles mansion and admitted to the city's UCLA hospital. The star's ambulance was surrounded by a convoy of police cars as it left her Beverly Hills home, after a major incident which saw the property surrounded by emergency services. Police, paramedics and U.S. rangers were seen entering the star's luxury compound and opening the property's fire gates late on Wednesday (30Jan08) night. Spear's mother Lynne, who is in L.A. visiting her elder daughter, was seen entering the house, followed by the star's father Jamie, who was seen crying as he arrived at the property. As the pop star was whisked away to hospital, Lynne Spears was seen following the ambulance in a car with her daughter's paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib. Spears was admitted to UCLA at around 1.30am on Thursday (31Jan08) morning, with her longtime companion/manager Sam Lutfi seen leaving the facility a short time later. The star will be held at the hospital on a metal health order, according to TMZ.com. The 26-year-old was previously admitted to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier this month (03Jan08) after a three-hour stand-off with police, and was held for two days on a '5150 hold' order, meaning medics have reason to believe she is a danger to herself or others. (LR/WN&WNWCZM/TN)Beverly Hills, California - 31.01.08Credit: (Mandatory): WENN Newscom/(Mega Agency TagID: wennphotos786290.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
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If that wasn’t enough, Weingarten also told Page Six that there is “confidential information” under seal that “directly contracts all of the nonsense” that Rosengart has been “saying publicly and proves that there was never any illegal surveillance.”

However, what he says directly contradicts an investigation conducted by the New York Times after Alex Vlasov, who worked at Black Box Security from 2012 to 2021, previously alleged that Britney was being “monitored for her own security and protection.”

“Their reason for monitoring was looking for bad influence, looking for potential illegal activity that might happen, but they would also monitor conversations with her friends, with her mom, with her lawyer Sam Ingham,” he claimed in September 2021, only two months before the singer’s conservatorship came to an end.

It was reported that Britney’s attorney hired experts to try to find proof that her bedroom was bugged, but to no avail. However, in January 2022, he filed a declaration from former FBI agent Sherine Ebadi, who claimed Jamie “engaged in and directed others to engage in unconscionable violations of [Britney’s] privacy and civil liberties,” noting that the findings “raise criminal implications.”

A Trial Is Scheduled For May 2024

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A judge approved a separate trial in order to investigate the allegations of surveillance, but at this time, Jamie Spears has yet to face criminal charges. A source told the outlet that the case is still pending and scheduled for May 2024. Even though it is months away, sources say that the FBI still has time to decide if they plan to prosecute Jamie over the surveillance allegations.

That being said, a source told TMZ that Mathew Rosengart may be looking to close the case for good considering Jamie’s poor health, and ask the patriarch to write his daughter a sizeable check to make the legal dispute go away. However, sources told the outlet that there is “explosive evidence” that Jamie has against the pop star.

It remains to be seen what evidence could possibly come to light after what Britney has already exposed in her memoir, but in any case, the legal battle between Britney Spears and her father seems far from over.

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